8/12/2014 4:23 PM
KIMBALL- A local sheriff's department is receiving a funding award from USDA Rural Development.
$18,000 for the McDowell County Commission. The commission decided to use the funds to assist the purchase of a new cruiser for the county sheriff's department. Officials say the department was in need of new vehicles in order to help patrol the county.
"I told the commission, if they supply us with the tools, we'll do the job and these four new vehicles will be a tremendous help. We're going to apply for other vehicles as soon as we get through with this, get these paid for, it'll help the sheriffs department," said Sheriff Martin West.
West says the addition of new vehicles will help the sheriff's department battle McDowell county issues head on.